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Cardinal Divide represents a divisional point in the Canadian Rockies for two important watersheds. One river system, the Cardinal (just a small creek) flows eastward via the North Saskatchewan River and empties into Hudson Bay, while the other via the Athabasca/ Peace River/ Mackenzie system flows northwards and empt...
This coal train picked up it's load of high grade coking coal from the mines in the Cardinal River area south of Hinton, Robb and Cadominm about 130 km southeast of Jasper. The coal is destined for overseas shipping to Asia via the port of Vancouver.
This point represents the divisional points for two water systems. The McLeod-Athabasca system will eventually empty into the Peace-Mackenzie and end up in the Arctic Ocean, while the Cardinal River will empty into the North Saskatchewan River which will eventually empty into Hudson Bay. This point is about 6500 fee...
At about 6250 feet elevation, this is the highest cemetery in Alberta, Canada and the British Commonwealth. It lies in the mountains south of Cadomin, Alberta not far from the boundary with Jasper National Park. It contains the graves of the many coal miners and their families, some infants who died on the day they w...